Well I thought it was about time I updated the blog to let all you guys know what I have been up to.
After a couple of weeks of down time over Christmas and New Year, I was ready to get stuck back into it.
December flashed past like a bolt of lightning, family portraits galore, and maybe more importantly, spending a lot of quality time assessing where I want my business to go in 2011.
2011 has been the start of big changes for James Neale Photography, beginning with the launch of the new training workshops that we will be running over the course of the year. These will include;
Beginners guide to Digital Photography 4 week evening course.
Beginners guide to Digital Photography 1 day workshops.
Zoo Photography 1 day workshops at Banham Zoo.
Zoo photography 1 day workshops at Africa Alive.
More details on these can be found at www.jamesnealephotograpy/training
2011 has also seen the launch of 'Commercial Photography by James Neale', although I did commercial photography last year I never really advertised the fact, so this year commercial photography is an area I really want to concentrate on. This had a great launch when recently I was commissioned by The Apprentice star, Jamie Lester, to complete all the photography for his new website, www.jamielester.com
This year also started with a bang when I found out I was awarded Advertising Photographer of the year 2010 by The Society of Industrial and Commercial Photographers. Something I am very proud to win as I worked very hard pushing my photography to a whole new level last year, and to win an international award like this, means it was all worth it.
So what's next? Well, I have so many things that I want to persue in 2011 and I can already tell that it's going to be a busy one. With the wedding season nearly upon us, I'm looking forward to spending many happy days with some great brides and grooms. I love capturing their special days, and giving them a collection of images that helps them to remember all the special details of their day.
Lots of people have asked what my New Years resolutions are, I don't really have any, but I heard this quote towards the end of 2010 and it has stuck with me:
'If an opportunity exists, take it. If it doesn't, make it'